Following an editorial talent search at San Diego, IDW has hired Andrew Steven Harris as their newest editor:
IDW Publishing is pleased to announce the newest member of the IDW team. Andrew Steven Harris, a former Los Angeles Times editor and one of the founding writers for Wizard Magazine, will oversee IDW’s Transformers and Star Trek comic book titles, two of the company’s most prominent licenses, along with several other books in the IDW publishing line. He will report directly to IDW Publisher/Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall.
Harris, an award-winning writer and editor of more than 20 years experience, has previously worked as an editor on the Dungeons & Dragons game, overseeing products for the company’s flagship brand and the popular World of Greyhawk setting. As a writer, he has worked for news, travel and entertainment outlets around the globe, interviewing newsmakers from Abbie Hoffman to the current Czech prime minister. He most recently helped launch two successful English-language magazines in Europe, where he also taught media writing at the international campus at the State University of New York.
“Strange as it may sound, I originally became a journalist because of Peter Parker and Clark Kent,” Harris says. “They were comic book characters working in journalism, and now I get to work full-time in comics. It’s really a dream job, especially for a company like IDW, which has become the very model of a top-notch, successful publisher.”
“We received an extraordinary amount of interest in the editor’s position at IDW, and Andrew was our top candidate,” says Ryall. “He brings with him an exceptional knowledge of comic books and comic book storytelling, and his editing and publishing background is exactly what IDW needs as it continues to expand. He’s got the experience to handle two of our most important licenses, and at the same time bring fresh and exciting new ideas to the table.“